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Feb 17, 2011 6:00pm PST
with president obama's visit to the bay area. arriving at sfo, you see, moments ago. getting off "air force one" greeted by gavin newsom. state attorney general, and the new san francisco mayor ed lee who was there to thank the president about all of the concessions being made for high speed rail and central city subway in san francisco. >> compelling video to see "air force one" at sfo. mr. obama's fourth trip to the bay area as president. the previous three trips were fundraisers, or scam p campaign. tonight. different. a private dinner with a dynamic dozen. the president meeting with a who's who of the silicone valley. among 12 vip guests, steve job, mark zuckerberg, larry elerson, and eric schmidt, expected on the peninsula at a private home. the story begins tonight at sfo. bring in nbc's tracy grant who joins us covering mr. obama as he touched down about 10, 15 minutes ago. is that right? >> yes, about 10 minutes ago. punctual as always. president obama showed up here at sfo. as you were saying he met with, gavin newsom, lieutenant-governor newsom, state attorney general, we're waiting f
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Feb 9, 2011 6:00pm PST
detaining the people for far too long. president obama has failed on the promise to close guantanamo and so anything we can do to help give these people some sort of humanity they deserve i think is good. >> people let out of guantanamo, quite a few of them, have rejoined terrorist activities. those who have been cleared. i don't think i would like them to be here. >> reporter: marin says they would be carefully screened before being invited. she said many have remarkable backgrounds and have a lot to offer berkeley. >> you would love to have one as a neighbor or i would love to have one as the boyfriend of my granddaughter or something like that. >> reporter: now, the peace and justice commission says that they have already identified a number of organizations that are willing to offer housing and support to the detainees. the city council is set to take up the matter and vote on the resolution at its meeting next tuesday. reporting live in berkeley, i'm jody hernandez, nbc bay area news. >>> we're learning more about a mysterious death in the east bay tonight. police investigating a possi
NBC
Feb 15, 2011 6:00pm PST
>> good evening. president barack obama plans to visit the bay area this week. so far the white house is not revealing much about what he plans to do while he's here except to spi he'll meet with business and tech leaders. here's more. chris? >> reporter: obviously a presidential visit is a very high profile event but this is very, very low profile. about this time on thursday, we will watch as the president lands at sfo. then he'll be whisked off someplace to talk with heavy hitters from our business and tech community. this is the president's visit to the manufacturing plant in fremont last may. then white house invited us along for a tour. thursday the president returns to the bay area. when he meets with business and tech leaders, it will be a conversation closed to the public and the media. the white house asked the sul cone chamber of commerce to visit but she's been saying which one she named. >> i think the fact that he is coming into san jose. he is interesting to speaking to some of our business leaders whether they are from high-tech or some of our legacy companies is
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Feb 26, 2011 6:00pm PST
no passengers onboard. federal officials are now investigating that crash. >>> president obama today stepped up pressure on libyan leader moammar gadhafi to leave that country and re leng wish power, and signed an order imposing financial sanctions in the u.s. now the security council is following suit. the group voted unanimously to bar the travel and freeze the foreign assets of gadhafi. pro-democracy supporters in the u.s. have urged the u.s. and u.n. security council to take that stand. many of these demonstrators gathered again today at u.n. plaza in the city to show their support for the people of libya, as well as other countries as well. >> my message to the u.s., and to the u.n., the security council, we do not want invasion of the country. what we are asking for are simple things. we want a no-fly zone to prevent gadhafi from using any kind of air force, bringing in any kind of mersenaries from other countries. we want all his assets outside of libya to be frozen, him and his supporters. >> president obama signed that executive order last night, imposing the unilateral financial sanct
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Feb 21, 2011 6:00pm PST
investigation tied to threats against president obama and governor brown. >>> and that nightmare trip. the latest on four americans held hosta yyheir.acht over their yacht. switching to progressive could mean hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> hostages on the high seas. u.s. navy warships are tracking a yacht with a california couple on board captured by somali pirates. if the pirates make land, the hostage ordeal is likely to escalate. patrick healy from our los angeles station has the latest. >> reporter: piracy on the high seas. the scourge that has been all but eliminated in the 19th century. they've had somewhat limited success stopping the modern pirates. now in need of help are the four americans who are aboard the yacht from marina del rey. scott and jean adam and their guests from seattle, phyllis macay and rob riggle. >> they were aware of the rics and they are very thoughtful people. >> reporter: the quest was captured friday off the coast of oman. they had headed to the red sea. they
NBC
Feb 23, 2011 6:00pm PST
. >>> no longer defending the in defense of marriage act, that announcement today from the obama administration. the federal government will no longer defend challenges to the 1996 act which does not allow the federal government to recognize gay marriage. chris sanchez joins us with more on what it means. is this a grand gesture or does will not make difference some>> it is a big bold statement and certainly a lot of people are talking about it. we've been watching the twitter feed all day long. lots of folks on both sides. but even with all of this, at the end of the day, it's still really is mostly talk and not very much action. in the hope and quiet celebration as the obama administration says it will no longer defend challenges of the defense of marriage act. that's the 1996 law which prevents the federal government recognize gay marriages. >> we're pleased to see president obama stepping up to the plate and recognizing this issue. >> reporter: but if gay people are happy, the president's detractors are not.president of conservative group save california.com says now he's following in the f
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Feb 1, 2011 6:00pm PST
house left everyone, including president obama and the first lady, wondering how this little girl could play so big. >> i think she is the most talented student i have ever seen in my teaching career, and that's a very long period of time. >> she's homeschooled with plenty of time to pick up her cello and play. and when she's not doing that, she's busy acing high school level classes and dreaming about what her next accomplishments will be. >> the sky is my limit, so i could ride on forever and ever. >> and you could play the cello forever, too. >> yes, i can. and i will. >> todd johnson, agria.com. >> an impressive prot ji fdigy sure. you can find out who else made the list on a grrks ria.com. >>> the egyptian president told hundreds of thousands of protestors w want want him out of office. >> what he says about his big escape. someone who just got out of egypt. >>> some republican lawmakers may want to think twice before denying the governor's push for a special election. the next, you start one feeling bit off.fine. the moment you feel run down or achy, nip flu-like symptoms in the b
NBC
Feb 7, 2011 6:00pm PST
's work together. that was the message from president obama to business leaders today as he visited the chamber of commerce. the president and corporate worlds have been at odds in the past. this is part of a new softening in the administration. for president obama, the short walk from the white house to the chamber of commerce may have felt more like a trip behind enemy lines. >> maybe if we would have brought over a fruitcake when i first moved in, we would have gotten off to a better start. >> reporter: today he offered an olive branch reaching out to improve relations with the corporate world. >>. >> reporter: to a mostly silent crowd of business leaders, he also defended government regulations and his controversial health law while asking couldn't tris what they can do for their country, a push to hire more american workers. >> i just want to encourage you to get in the game. >> reporter: meantime, across town, the launch of a new way to find some 600,000 jobs now open in the u.s. it is a new internet sufficient fox.jobs yielding sites like usa.jobs or more specific domains lik
NBC
Feb 14, 2011 6:00pm PST
. president obama will be here. visiting with high-tech executives on thursday. no word on who mr. obama will be meeting with or whether he'll make public appearances. it is expected that there will be a lot of talk about jobs, innovation, green tech and education. recently the president has been stressing the need for government and business to work together to put people back to work. his 2012 budget proposal includes major investments in green tech. the president was here last october to support democrats in the november election. >>> among the things we value so highly here in the bay area are culture, our ecology. now they're going head-to-head. ap chinese delicacy or an environmental dilemma? those are the arguments following a proposed ban on shark fish. here's joe. >> reporter: china town is known for the shark fish soup. but this famous dish is under attack. today, a state assemblyman introduced legislation banning the sale of shark fish in california. >> without banning the sale and possession of shark fins we're not doing much. >> reporter: federal and state laws already ban t
NBC
Feb 16, 2011 6:00pm PST
, creating a lot of jobs. so among those who will reportedly meet with president obama tomorrow night in san francisco, facebook ceo, mark zuckerberg. facebook has been doing a lot of hiring lately. it also announced plans to move to a bigger headquarters in menlo park. the white house says, by the way, it will release the full list of local ceos meeting with the president. it will do so tomorrow. it makes sense for the president to court the tech industry here. it is, after all, leading the nation in growth and new jobs. >> that should be a very interesting meeting tomorrow night in san francisco or wherever it might be in the bay area. >>> moving on now, turmoil in the middle east, threats to national security, and climate change. all reasons, according to a group of state leaders, that california needs to take bold steps to reduce its dependence on foreign oil. the california secure transportation energy partnership released a report today calling on lawmakers to promote new energy sources. the partnership consists of state politicians, academics, and business leaders. the group says lawm
NBC
Feb 22, 2011 6:00pm PST
. it got national attention because rahm emanuel, the former chief of staff for president obama, rahm emanuel also worked in the clinton white house, but now he has been declared the winner in chicago. rahm emanuel. he tweeted just a little while ago, thank you, chicagoans, looking forward to working with you. once again, rahm emanuel, president obama's former chief of staff, the newly elected mayor of chicago. polls closed just about 20 minutes ago. >>> tonight at 11:00, we take a look at the tough decisions districts are having to make in order to pay for teacher pensions. we'll introduce you to a 10-year-old by the name of tela huff who is one of 500,000 kids in california who are deemed gifted. this year the gifted students program at her school was eliminated. >> it brought diversity into my life, i guess you could say, because i learned about stuff that i think i would actually need later in life. >> evergreen school district in san jose says 89% of their funds go towards teacher salaries and pensions. the gifted students program wasn't the only sacrifice they had to make in ord
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Feb 24, 2011 6:00pm PST
marriage. yesterday it was president obama and today, it's senator diane feinstein who will introduce a bill to repeal the defense of marriage act. the president announcing his administration will no longer defend the law which says marriage can only exist between a man and a woman. the administration cites recent lower court decisions finding the law unconstitutional. many democrats hailed the decision but republicans are vowing to fight it. as a member of the senate judiciary committee, senator feinstein says she intends to introduce a bill that will make same sex marriage legal. >>> the busy port of oakland today became a backdrop for a lesson in economics. dylan rhatigan took his "steel on wheels" television show to the port today. he is touring the u.s. to illustrate businesses that should serve as models for u.s. job creation. he says he picked the port because of the jobs created there and because of those taken away. >> obviously jobs are created in an environment like this because of the nature of our trade with china which is something we will get into today. it's also creat
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Feb 5, 2011 6:00pm PST
on the ground in egypt as well. president obama says discussions have already begun in egypt for turnover of the government. and he pushed for transition period to begin right now. although he didn't go so far as to call for mubarak to step down. >>> two uc berkeley graduates accused of spying and trespa trespassing on the iraq/iran border are scheduled to go on trial tomorrow. shane bauer and sarah shourd and josh fattal were arrested. iranian authorities released shourd, seen here in september, on $500,000 bail because of a medical condition. and the attorneys representing 28-year-old bauer and fattal say they have not been able to see their clients since shourd's release. the judge has granted the attorney in a few hours to visit with both men before the trial is scheduled to begin tomorrow. human rights condemn their arrests and long wait for trial. >>> dozens of people gathered in the central valley. they rode together from patterson to modesto to remember 4-year-old juliani cardenas. >> reporter: surrounded by family, and with a picture of her son, always nearby, tabatha cardenas sa
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Feb 6, 2011 6:00pm PST
we come t ba. >>> the streets of cairo are relatively calm today. this evening president obama talked again about how the united states is walking a diplomatic tightrope, trying to convince a long-time ally that he has overstayed his welcome. the president is trying to put pressure on egyptian president hosni mubarak without making things worse in that country. >> the president wants change. he wants it immediately. he wants it to be meaningful. and he wants it to be orderly. >> senator john kerry, who heads the foreign relations committee says it's not important when mubarak steps down, but how. >>> the executive at google who may be being held in the middle east will reportedly be released from government custody tomorrow. that's at least according to family members. he is google's head of marketing for the middle east and north africa. it's believed he has been held by egypt's government and has been held there for the past ten days. but officials aren't confirming that at this point. his brother says members of the group who met with hosni mubarak's vice president brokered
NBC
Feb 12, 2011 6:00pm PST
're calling on president obama to use the influence of the u.s. government to support the egyptian people in creating a new system with less poverty. unemployment and government corruption as well. other demonstrations took place all over the world urging egypt to continue taking steps toward democracy. now, the president, hosni mubarak, is out of power. also today, demonstrators took to the streets of algeria to call for a democratic election as well. protesters said they were inspired by the people of egypt. >>> family and friends gathered in dublin today to say good-bye to an army reserve unit headed for afghanistan. the group is an army medical unit filled with bay area doctors, nurses, technicians and other medical professionals who are in the reserves. they'll be heading to fort lewis in washington for more training before a year-long deployment to afghanistan. >> today they're having a farewell ceremony before the unit gets ready to leave to go on their mobilization. so the families and soldiers are having one last conversation between the command and their families. then they're g
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Jan 31, 2011 6:00pm PST
of the union, president obama vowed to reconnect with big business and challenged large companies to provide assistance to smaller companies. today, silicone valley companies are acting on the president's request. hewlett-packa hewlett-packard, pledged $4 million to what the president calls start up america. a way to help startups hire new workers. hp joining google, ibm and facebook helping to bid the start up america fund. >> okay. are you ready for football? a big week for the green bay packers and pittsburgh steelers and their fans. at sunday's super bowl draws closer, a big week for retalers. selling the big screen tv's or you hope it is. if you are one of the people planning to watch the game on a brand new set. mark barger has buying tips for you. >> if you skipped the kris buyibuy ibuy -- christmas buying season, but want to buy a big screen, you are in luck. tvguru, david ketzmeier says, like car deers, retailers and set makers are looking to clear out. >> desperation time for manufacturers. >> according to survey lie be rail, advertising association, 4.5 million people are expected
NBC
Feb 10, 2011 6:00pm PST
will decide by june to join the gop candidates. among this promises trump called for an end to the obama care health care law. >>> still ahetd. one killer site. may beep the best piece of video all day. >> got to love this. pack of orca whales circled. why they think they're attacking whales twice their size. check out this video. >> plus, leave this to pros. get a sneak peek at the grueling bay area leg of this year's tour of california. >> good evening. i'm the chief meteorologist. low 60s across the bay area. san jose to san francisco. oakland close to 70 degrees. a look right now. starting to back off, low, mid 60s. from the east bay down into the south bay. not so bad. nice, going to get cold. let you know how low we go and details on rainfo streca ew th ae mut careinst. in a few mut.esin >>> live look outside. approach the weekend. should be a nice weekend forecast. things will be chaining -- changing. >> becoming one of the best cycling events in the world. the way to san jose is not a straight shot. there will be changes which atakts the biggest names in the sports. a revised stage f
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Feb 25, 2011 6:00pm PST
, i had two screens going. come in. it's cool. we're sitting in here like when obama got laekelected for presi. >> reporter: murray never followed much baseball let alone spring training, but na changed last season. >> when we lost bonds, you thought baseball was over. this is the first time in a long time that you follow from the beginning to the end. now, you hope we can get back there. >> reporter: the first sprouts of the new season and a familiar team have sparked a buzz in his bark barber shop. >> it's a big thing to look forward to now. >> easily into second with a two out two run double. >> you water up a little bit whether they won and you teared up like that's giants man. >> across town in the dugout store, fans were also gearing up for the new season with new gear. >> i think spring training is the start of it all, so the momentum builds from here. >> it's 7-4 giants. >> when i got into that beard stuff, it was exciting. >> the victory is four months old, but soon it will fade into lower as the great journey to the top of the heap begin aknew. >> i have my brand new giants
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Feb 8, 2011 6:00pm PST
. >> jessica, back to you. >> thank you, gentlemen, president obama wants high speed rail and more jobs and he has a plan to get most of those. the president wants to spend $53 billion on high speed rail projects over the next six years giving 80% of americans access to high speed rail within the next 25 years and to put people back to work building the system. the plan means more money for california's proposed high speed rail though we don't know how much until the president released his budget come monday. the $53 billion has a tough road ahead as republicans have had enough of big-ticket items from the white house so far. >>> 48 million doled out and 12 million vehicles recalled. today we got the final word from the government about what caused toyota vehicles to suddenly accelerate. as kristen dahlgren reports, it wasn't the electronics after all. >> reporter: it was accidents like this. >> we're approaching an intersection. hold on. pray. oh, shoot. >> reporter: that led to the recall. an off-duty california highway patrolman and his family killed when their car accelerated out of contro
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Feb 11, 2011 6:00pm PST
to shift those responsibilities back to the private sector. the obama administration wants congress to consider options that would reduce the 90% of mortgages the government either owns or guarantees. >> the bottom line, it appears, is that there will be some level of government backing assuring that middle-class americans would be able to tap mortgages at attractive terms. >> there is a down side for those middle-class americans. they would eventually face higher interest rates, hefty down payments, and the possibility of purchasing a home without a 30-year fixed rate. >>> this chilly weather is a reminder that many children go to sleep without much to keep them warm. and that's why the pajama program exists, to collect new pjs that can be handed out to boys and girls who live in homeless shelters or foster homes. people donated today outside the fairmont hotel in san jose as part of the open your heart valentine's campaign. >> we hear about the children who grow up there. first they come there with nothing. never been in a bed with sheets on it even. and they come get new pajamas.
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